Customer Stories: YouCaring



YouCaring is a free crowdfunding platform that empowers people to help others overcome hardships and enjoy happier, healthier lives.


YouCaring needed a robust, managed platform that could handle a massive load of concurrent users, with up to 20,000 donations per minute.


The Rackspace Database Services team was there to help make sure YouCaring’s platform could withstand the crushing traffic to its site.

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How We Helped YouCaring


Database Administration, Managed Hosting, Managed Cloud, Professional Services, Scalability, Website Hosting


Dedicated Servers, OpenStack Public Cloud

About the Customer

When Hurricane Harvey targeted the Texas Gulf Coast, YouCaring experienced a $37 million spike in donations — the largest amount ever raised on a crowdfunding platform.

At the end of the day, we were able to process 20,000 donations-per-minute from over 10 million users, raising over $37 million for the people of Houston over the course of a week, and a lot of that was due in part to Rackspace's help with the infrastructure and with our database.

Jeremy Jackson
Director of Engineering

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